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Sir Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to US

Sir Kim Darroch has resigned as UK ambassador to the US, as a row over leaked emails critical of President Trump's administration escalates.The US president had branded him "a very stupid guy" after emails emerged where the ambassador had called his administration "clumsy and inept".Theresa May said Sir Kim's departure was "a matter of deep regret".He said he wanted to put an end to speculation about his role and the leak had made it "impossible" to continue.In a letter to the Foreign Office, Sir Kim said: "Although my posting is not due to end until the end of this year, I believe in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador."The leak was described as "malicious" by Sir Simon ...